Jan Dingemans

Born: 1921, Breda, The Netherlands Died: 2001, Zaltbommel, The Netherlands Dingemans presents two personalities in his painting; the one is exploratory, seeking new forms in familiar still-life and nude subject matter. The other better-known, image is popular and manneristic. In works of the latter order, Dingemans concentrates on only slightly varying compositions of African tribal figures, in which he compromises with contemporary idioms by providing an amorphous, rainbow coloured, abstract background, upon which he superimposes the linear, stylized groups of human subjects.

Artist CV

Resided in SA from 1948. A Painter of figures, still life and abstract pictures. Works in oil.

Studies: 1943-45 Academy of Art, Tilburg, The Netherlands, gaining a teaching Diploma; 1946 Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten en de Hogere Intituten, Antwerp, Belgium.

Exhibitions: He participated in numerous group exhibitions in The Netherlands, SA and the USA; 1956 and 1960 Quadrennial Exhibitions.

Represented: African and primitive Art, New York, USA; Hester Rupert Art Museum, Graaff-Reinet; William Annandale Art Gallery, Lichtenburg.

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